NEW DELHI: President Pranab Mukherjee today asked education planners to consider transforming the pedagogic approach towards learning and making it more practical by focussing on grassroot-level innovations.
“Innovation has a strong linkage with development. Particularly, grassroots innovation of which India has a long tradition is important in alleviating the day-to-day problems of human lives. A healthy eco-system can harness the innovative potential of the population,” he said at a global roundtable on inclusive innovation at the Rashtrapati Bhavan here.
There was a need for “empathetic stress on inclusive innovation in our learning modules in education,” he said while responding to the discussions on the second day of the 7-day event being held as part of the week-long Festival of Innovation.
Mukherjee said he was optimistic about the prospects of inclusive innovation in the country, though there are few concerns as well.
“Education is the seed of a nation’s destiny. Without a strong foundation of education, ability of communities to benefit from other infrastructural resources for development remains limited,” he said. (AGENCIES)